Court Assistant Nick Steidl writes: In the first week of February, the head of William Morris, Landia Dhupat, organised a Career’s week involving 270 Year 9 students and volunteers from different sectors of the world of employment.
The Stationers’ fielded a team of experts to give the pupils a view of our Trades of the Guild. Bursary winner Max Benwell spoke about his role as a writer and commissioning editor at Independent Voices, Beverly Levy (pictured left) about Graphic Arts, Henry Boorman (pictured below) on PR and David Banks on journalism.
This career enrichment programme also saw ambassadors from Greenwich University, Goldsmiths, Central School of Speech and Drama. Central’s subjects included Drama, Sociology, Psychology, Business & Law, Adult Nursing and English Literature. Greenwich also bought in student ambassadors from the Paramedics and students had great fun injecting a dummy, checking lung capacity, pulses, heart rates and blood pressure!
Freeman David Banks (pictured below) enjoyed meeting the teaching staff and observing how they addressed and motivated students. He found the occasion a useful reminder of his own passion for journalism, which is easy to forget about on the job. “I found it very rewarding to pass on something worthwhile to young enthusiastic students and to gauge the reaction from these young people – a silence would grip the classroom when my better topics were introduced.” David also enjoyed networking with fellow Stationers taking part.
All photos by Erol R Bent. Photoniche Photographers.